Justice Kennedy Resigns Edition! (Your Catholic Week in Review)

Justice Kennedy Resigns Edition! (Your Catholic Week in Review)

Michael Hichborn – 6/30/18

Back in 1989, it was Justice Anthony Kennedy who sided with the majority decision in Planned Parenthood vs Casey so as not to be remembered in history as the man who ended Roe v. Wade.  

Now after almost three decades and 32 million lives destroyed… Kennedy will now rightly (and sadly) be remembered as the man who did not end Roe tyranny in America.

32 million little hearts.  32 million little bones.  All broken and sold by the likes of Planned Parenthood in the name of research.

Moments ago, President Trump announced that he plans to select a new U.S. Supreme Court nominee on July 9th — with two of his five finalists being women, and all of them being vetted by the Scalia-friendly Federalist Society.

From the perspective of the Lepanto Institute, the departure of Justice Kennedy is a relief of a sort.  32 million souls have been snuffed out thanks to the immoal decision-making of this one man.  Certainly a new pro-life and pro-family justice will help a great deal… provided Americans are willing to take back what has been stolen from us as a community.

Yet are we ready for it?  Mass attendance — though slightly higher among youth — is down nationwide.  As we saw at the AUSCP conference in New Mexico, there is a fast-moving fifth column within the Catholic Church willing to make compromise with the homosexual “Velvet Mafia” while bending to the culture of death.  Rather than a restoration of family, there is an openly heretical movement that seeks to transgender the Catholic Faith… turning the Magisterium into something with all the forms but none of the substance.

The same is true for politics.  Without a spiritual restoration, gains on the bench and in Washington will be short lived.  True, they will be gains — I’m among the first who are glad to see Kennedy retire — but for how long?

This is why the Real Presence matters such a great deal, and why our bishops need to be shepherds rather than politicians.  It is why our priests need to be custodians rather than innovators.  Most of all, it is why we as a laity need to be faithful as well as humble, not to our own desires, but to Christ and the Deposit of Faith.

Let us hope and pray that President Trump appoints someone to the U.S. Supreme Court willing to defend life, family and marriage in the coming weeks.  My fear is that Antifa and mob violence will be the strategy employed the most during the summer… and God help us all if our enemies succeed.

My trip to Albuquerque to observe the 2018 Assembly of the Association of US Catholic Priests (AUSCP) was… interesting to say the least.  

Just in case anyone is wondering precisely how bad things really are with this group of heretics and what their agenda might be, this image holds but a small portion of what I saw there …

Yes — it was that bad.

What is worse is that it was practically a collection of misfit toys: Future Church (heretics), Dignity USA (pro-sodomy), and New Ways Ministry (actually condemned by the Vatican and the USCCB) were all loud and proud at this event.

Just in case you are wondering whether or not the AUSCP is some sort of fringe organization, nothing could be further from the truth.  AUSCP has a presence in virtually every diocese in America, unbeknownst to most bishops but definitely known to Archbishop John Charles Wester who hosted this anti-Church event.  While I was there, the AUSCP had hotel management make sure I was nowhere near the outdoor Mass they had, celebrated by Abp. Wester.  However, they weren’t able to keep me away from the speech delivered by the heretical Fr. Richard Rohr, which I recorded and reported here.

Lepanto will have a full report out on the AUSCP’s activities over the coming weeks, including their financiers and possible next steps.

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4 comments on “Justice Kennedy Resigns Edition! (Your Catholic Week in Review)

  1. Archie Bunker: Hey, did ya hear that over there, Meathead? I guess you’s liberal pinko Commie hippie types are really up the creek now that Trump’s gonna get another pick on the Supreme Court…

    The Meathead: Oh, my God! Putin will control the Supreme Court! He controls Trump with puppet strings and Trump’s crazy!

    Archie: You should be more grateful for what he’s done for the country. Don’t you feel good about your country when some hypomanic tycoon from Queens is makin’ it great?

    The Meathead: Trump just does what Vladimir Putin and the Russians tell him to do, Arch’.

    The Meathead: They’re gonna ban abortion and gay marriage with this Supreme Court pick! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Liberal beta male meltdown!

    Archie: Well, listen to Albert Einstein over here. You’ve been spending so much time with those pinko Commie eggheads over at Columbia and NYU, they’ve got your head spinning around so much with that Frankfurt School social theory in the Marxist dialectic you don’t know which way the wind blows no more!

    The Meathead: Ma! Gloria! Help me out here!

    Archie: Why don’t you’s pinko Commie hippie types ever educate yourselves and read something intelligent like Russell Kirk’s The Conservative Mind?

    Meathead: Who?

    Archie: If you’d spend half as much time readin’ some good, solid, conservative political philosophy as you spend on Trotsky and the Cultural Marxists, sittin’ on your brains all day, you might learn something about what’s made this country great, see.

    Meathead: Microaggression! Microaggression!

    Natasha Fatale: What is plan now?

    Boris Badenov: Now we have decadent bourgeoiskis right where we need them.
    We go to FBI secret society safe house in Georgetown to give Special Counsel instructions on next part of plan.

    Maxwell Smart: You’ll never believe this, Chief…

    Agent Scully: Are you Roger Stone? I’m Agent Dana Scully of the FBI. We’d just like to ask you a few questions.

    The Chief: Well, who do you think told Agent Scully, Max?

    Maxwell Smart: I guess it was another leak from Director Comey’s lawyer.

    The Chief: Actually, they bugged Stormy Daniels cellphone.

    Maxwell Smart: Stormy Daniels? Don’t tell me she’s working for the Russians, Chief.
    What did they find out??

    The Chief: She’s getting a Viagra commercial.

    Maxwell Smart: The old KGB Viagra commercial trick, 99.

    Agent 99: Will that work, Max?

    Maxwell Smart: It’s in the KGB Manual for Counterintelligence Operations,99. It’s under “Honey Traps” so the Commies must have tried it before.

    General Turgidson: She would make a good honey trap agent.

    Doctor Strangelove: Ja, ja. I vuz thinking ze same thing!

    General Ripper: How’s that for your post-war Commie conspiracy?

    General Ripper: Mandrake, have you ever considered the potential of pornography for Communist subversion? Indeed, the potential for all of Hollywood, television, and film production to be used for disinformation and as useful idiots for Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy?

    Maxwell Smart: It’s a lot bigger than we thought, Chief.

    Columbo: Oh…I thought there might be somethin’ funny going on. That’s why I talk like Bugs Bunny.

    Siegfried: Schmart is getting much too close to the truth.

    Meathead: You see. It’s like I told ya, Arch’. The Russians control everything!

    Archie: Well, listen to Senator Joe McCarthy over here, will ya’s? You sound like you joined the John Birch Society or somethin’, with the crazy way you’re rantin’ over there, Meathead.

    Meathead: I sound like I joined the John Birch Society.

    Fearless Leader: Now we have decadent bourgeoiskis right where we want them.

    Natasha Fatale: Hack into Meathead’s email account and send harassing emails to decadent immodest Hollywood starlets.

  2. Another classic, Howl! 😎😀

  3. Archie Bunker: Now, see here, Meathead. You’re gettin’ yourself all worked up and hysterical like some pinko beta male liberal hippie over the Russians allegedly blackmailing Trump with this salacious sex video and controllin’ and manipulatin’ our elections. But I don’t remember you’s worryin’ about Hillary’s email server being insecure and hacked by foreign intelligence agencies. What gives, Meathead?

    Meathead: There you go again, Arch’. Trying to change the subject.

    Archie: You can’t face the fact that the Trump presidency is the greatest thing that’s happened to this country since Reagan. Or maybe even since we won WW2. It’s a great story, this Trump presidency is. When some hypomanic tycoon from Queens hopped up on uppers and screamers is makin’ it great again and givin’ the liberal a run for the money, that’s a great story. They can’t keep up with him. It’s killing them. They’re dying because Trump keeps winning.

    Meathead: I can’t believe I’m listening to this. Ma! Gloria! Somebody!

    Natasha Fatale: Now that Meathead is useful idiot, what is next part of plan, my Bolshevik darling?

    Boris Badenov: Is big Communist plan. Sent from Moscow to chic Fifth Columnists at Georgetown cocktail party, no?

    Fearless Leader: Release the fruitcake beta male Never Trumpers!

    Maxwell Smart: You’ll never believe this, Chief…

    Maxwell Smart: So what’s our next move, Chief?

    The Chief: You’re going to go to the Illuminati cocktail party in Georgetown, Max.

    Maxwell Smart: Do I have to wear a funny costume?

    The Chief: You’ll be disguised as a fussy, fastidious, and emotional beta male Never Trumper.

    Maxwell Smart: Oh. That funny? Couldn’t I go as Batman or Zorro?

    The Chief: I’m afraid not, Max. You’re job is to infiltrate the Fifth Column cell of Trotskyites at the party who pose as journalists and pundits on cable news.

    Agent 99: Be careful, Max. The Chief said it could be dangerous.

    Max: Oh?

    Agent 99: Beta male nerds get upset easily when challenged.

    Maxwell Smart: Oh. That dangerous. It’s a good thing I have my revolver.

    Max: How do I look, Chief?

    The Chief: The goatee needs work and you’ll need heavy glasses to exude the necessary pretension, cerebral bookworm alienation, and mock seriousness.

    Agent 99: Is that really you, Max?

    Max: The rubber mask is a bit warm.

    Agent 99: Oh, Max, you look like a Beatnik vegan who needs more protein.
    But I guess you can pass for a closet case Trotskyite.

    Boris Badenov: Decadent bourgeoiski Maxwell Smart is leaving Control headquarters now.

    Siegfried: Schmart is leaving Control headquarters now. Follow him, but not too closely.Boris and Natasha are also tailing him. Make sure that KAOS gets to him before they do.

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